Public and international malaria awareness and response both enhanced to levels matching the disease burden and facilitating African participation in the development of effective treatment and control interventions.
Maximizing scientific research impact on malaria through coordinated global collaboration and strengthening African research capacity to participate in the development of treatment and control tools.
NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.
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Malaria has been a major cause of poverty and low productivity accounting for about 32.5 percent of all OPD attendances and 48.8 percent of under five years admissions in the country. (NMCP annual report, 2009)
The attempt to control malaria in Ghana began in the 1950s. It was aimed at reducing the malaria disease burden till its no longer of public health significance. It was also recognized that malaria cannot be controlled by the health sector alone therefore multiple strategies were being pursued with other health related sectors. In view of this, interventions were put in place to help in the control of the deadly disease. Some of the interventions applied at the time included residual insecticide application against adult mosquitoes, mass chemoprophylaxis with Pyrimethamine medicated salt and improvement of drainage system. But malaria continued to be the leading cause of morbidity (illness) in the country.
Vision: Key Partner for a Knowledge-based Society through Science and Technology
Missions: Research and Development, Technology Transfer, Human Resources Development, Infrastructure
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Today, Mercy Corps merged with NetAid, a nonprofit organization that works across the United States to empower young people to fight global poverty. This dynamic new alliance marks a new effort to radically change the way that Americans - and especially young Americans - learn about and respond to the challenges of global poverty.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.
The Partnership for Child Development (PCD), formed in 1992, is an organisation committed to improving the education, health and nutrition of school-age children in low and middle income countries. Working with governments, communities and agencies, through the provision of technical assistance, as well as strengthening the evidence base, PCD helps to deliver effective and sustainable demand driven SHN programmes which benefit millions of children around the world.
Setting the international standard of excellence in infectious diseases, our scientists strive daily to move research forward and fight the microorganisms that cause disease, whether viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Widely recognized as the birthplace of microbiology and a cradle of many other disciplines, the institute also helped lay the foundations of immunology and molecular biology. Today our scientists have pushed back the boundaries and now also focus on the neurosciences, developmental biology, stem cells, genetics and genomics. - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/about-us/our-missions#sthash.JBWl586n.dpuf
ProMED-mail - the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enable ProMED-mail to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world, seven days a week.
Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is one of Australia’s largest and busiest hospitals. We have the second biggest trauma workload in the country and one of the busiest emergency departments in Australasia.
As an 833-bed premier teaching hospital, we provide services to adults in all clinical fields (except obstetrics). Areas of excellence include interventional neuroradiology, cardiac services, transplants, burns management, bone marrow transplantation, rehabilitation medicine and trauma services.
We are renowned for contributing to innovation and excellence in medical research and services. We have hosted many significant medical breakthroughs, including Nobel Prize-winning discoveries.
Health Systems Trust (HST) is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation (NPO) established in 1992 to support the transformation of the health system in a new democratic South Africa. Subscribing to a primary health care approach, HST actively supports current and future development of a comprehensive health system, through strategies designed to promote equity and efficiency in health and health care delivery in southern Africa.
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer.
The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies. Research at the SAMRC focuses on the top ten causes of death in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, burden of disease, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.
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Since its founding in 1943, the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), now Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) has become a world-renowned Institution for teaching, research and services in the field of International Health Development.
The multi- and cross-disciplinary activities and experience of scientific laboratory studies, conceptual clinical work and practical transfer of technical expertise to health system planning and programmes in local, national and partner countries are the building blocks of our success.
TDR is the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.
The Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), established in 1975 initially as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Centre for Africa and later transformed to a National Centre in 1981, has gone through change over the last 29 years. Though originally the Centre was established to conduct research in tropical diseases, the thrust of the centre has diversified to include research in other diseases and conditions of public health importance. Like many other Research Centres in Africa, it has gone through the process of transformation and changes within its environment. The Centre has had to face the challenges of policy change as a result of health sector reform in the country and has re-focused its activities so that it can contribute to evidence based disease prevention and control.
The heart of our mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, we support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. We work closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments to deliver our mission, and give a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.
The MRC’s mission, as set out in our Royal Charter, is to
- Encourage and support research to improve human health.
- Produce skilled researchers.
- Advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK.
- Promote dialogue with the public about medical research.
U.S. Presidential Initiative "Fighting Malaria Saving Lives in Africa" report by UNICEF. 2005